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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday, November 3, 2022

Andy Murray isn’t the only one in his family clan still racking up ATP milestones well beyond the age of 30.

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His older brother Jamie Murray, the first British No.1 in doubles and a two-time major doubles champion (and four in mixed doubles), notched his 500th ATP win on Thursday in Paris.

Murray and partner Matthew Ebden defeated Jean-Julien Rojer and Marcel Arevalo to reach the quarterfinals – he becomes just the second active ATP doubles player to record 500 wins, along with Brazil’s Marcelo Melo.


The current World No.34 says he didn’t even realize he was approaching the milestone.

“I wasn’t aware of that at all, actually, that I was close to getting there. But it’s a cool thing, a nice milestone to have in your career,” Murray told ATPTour.com. “It doesn’t feel like I’ve been winning that much this year, so a nice way to finish the year and give a nice motivation for next season and try to get to 600 at some point.”

It has been a trying year for the 36-year-old, who played all four Grand Slams with Bruno Soares and did not reach beyond the round of 16. His lone title came at Winston-Salem, which was his 27th, and he has recorded an overall record o 30-26 on tour in 2022.

But Murray, who plans to play with New Zealand’s Michael Venus in 2023, still believes there are big moments ahead for him on tour.

“I’ve obviously had a really good career to this point,” he told Andrew Eichenholz of the ATP Tour. “Always want to do better and strive for more, but if you’d told me as a kid that I’d win 500 matches on the ATP Tour, I probably would have been like, ‘Yes please, I’ll take that!’ It’s motivating to go for more and try to keep working hard, try to get more success, be in the winners’ circle as often as you can.

“It’s not easy, the level is really high these days all through the rankings. That’s a cool thing to achieve, but let’s go for more.”


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